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Posted on: December 31, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2020 County Budget With No Tax Increase


The Centre County Board of Commissioners adopted a $84.3 million budget for 2020. There is no tax increase for Centre County residents for the ninth consecutive year.

On Tuesday, December 17, Administrator Margaret Gray and Director of Financial Management Tom Martin presented the 2020 County Budget in the amount of $84,333,038 of which $82,123,801 is for the operating budget and $2,209,237 is for capital reserve. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt the budget. The County is providing a 2% wage increase for all non-union employees effective pay period one, starting December 22, 2019.

The adopted Budget can be viewed in the Commissioners’ Office during normal business hours or on the County’s website. In accordance with the Pennsylvania County Code, following the 2019 Municipal Election, the Budget will be reopened during the month of January.

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt Resolution 19 of 2019 enacting a tax levy and rate as follows: total millage of 7.84 mills on real estate assessed valuation at the rate of taxation of $.78 on each $100.00 of assessed valuation of taxable property. These rates remain unchanged from 2019 and include no tax increase for the ninth consecutive year. The Resolution can be viewed here.

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